Many adults have misaligned eyes (strabismus) which can cause double
vision, poor depth perception and social problems. Strabismus can be
corrected in some cases with prisms ground into or attached to
eyeglass lenses, injecting botulinum toxin into an eye muscle or eye
muscle surgery. Strabismus surgery is generally performed on an
outpatient basis by repositioning the eye muscles. In some cases,
fine adjustments are made to the position of the eye muscles in the
recovery room to optimize the alignment of the eyes. Many studies
have shown that strabismus surgery in adults results in not only
improved visual function, but also improved self-esteem and confidence.
Our surgeons also correct strabismus in children; please see our eye
care services for infants and children at Pediatric Ophthalmology.